Alvin E. Roberson

August 26, 2009


Alvin Earl Roberson, age 64, of Ahoskie died Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at his home.

He was born November 3, 1944 in Hertford County to the late Henry Roberson and Sallie Sauls Roberson. A native of Hertford County, he owned and operated Roberson Roofing in Ahoskie, was a member of Creech Memorial Baptist Church, an avid fisherman, and was Past President of the Ahoskie Homebuilders Association.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Barbara Wilson Roberson; two sons, Michael Roberson and wife Susan of Rocky Mount and Marty Roberson of Ahoskie; daughter Debra Michelle Roberson O‚??Hara and husband Greg of Virginia Beach, VA. Seven special grandchildren, Logan Roberson 10; Morgan & Mckenzie Roberson 8; The O‚??Hara boys, Spencer 10, Brexton 9, Ryland 4 and Vaiden 1. Father-in-Law Buddy Lance of Chesapeake, ex-daughter-in-law Michelle Terry Elayah of Aulander; brother Melvin Roberson and wife Anna of Suffolk, VA; sister Katie Brennon of Clinton, NC.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 28, 2009 in the Ashley Memorial chapel at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home.Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Robert May will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank the American Cancer Hope Lodge in Greenville, NC.

Family and friends may send online condolences and sign the register at

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is handling the arrangements.

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Ashley Shackelford
14 years ago

Mr. Roberson was so strong… and fought through it all. He was an incredible man and I am thankful to have met him and Mrs. Barbara. He is at peace now. He will be missed.

Love, Ashley

Al nd Judy Haser
14 years ago

Even though we are so far away, our thoughts are with you there.

We know that you and Alvin went through such a journey this past year and although his journey is over, another journey is beginning for you. As Brenda said, hopefully what Alvin and you went through will help someone else in the future.

We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Each of you will be remembering Alvin in their own way as the days and weeks go by and we pray for God’s peace and comfort for each of them.

We love you,

Al and Judy

linda rex rexjr and justin
14 years ago

miss barbara and children, we are so very sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful man and has come to mean more to us than we can say, we will miss him. If we can do any thing at all let us know our love the bunting family

jeanette hodges
14 years ago


Lisa LaRock
14 years ago

Much love and many prayers to Michele and family. We are truly sorry for your loss.


Lisa, Mike, Ryan and Emily

Judie Eure Borum.
14 years ago

My Special Friend, I cried today from sadness for losing a childhood friend-a teen buddy-and an adulthood friend whom I loved very dearly through all fazes of our lifes.

I also cried today from happiness knowing you were no longer in that terrible pain you were in. To see you and to talk to you like that just broke my heart. To know you are with our Father in heaven with a new glorfied body where you will never know pain and suffering again brings happiness to my heart.

Alvin, you touch the hearts of everyone who ever knew you. You were so very Special to all of us TUNIS, kids and we loved you so. We were all like brothers and sisters. Our love never dies for each others.

My pray now is that God, will keep his hands on Barbara and your family. They were so loved by you. My heart goes out to them all.

Gene and Peggy Snead
14 years ago

Barbara, we were in the Leo Jenkins Center today waiting for Gene’s treatment, and reading the paper, when we saw that Alvin had passed away. Had been thinking of you and family and so sorry that you are suffering this loss.Enjoyed meeting you although under stressful circumstances. Our prayers are with you and if you ever get to Manteo, please give us a call and stop by. We’ll be in Greenville one more week if all goes well. Manteo address is: 133 Dogwood Circle, Manteo, NC.27954

Take care and go on knowing that Alvin is not longer suffering. Love, Gene and Peggy

Tonya Clark Freeman
14 years ago

Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am in a thousand winds that blow,

I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain,

I am the fields of ripening grain.

I am in the morning hush,

I am in the graceful rush

Of beautiful birds in circling flight,

I am the starshine of the night.

I am in the flowers that bloom,

I am in a quiet room.

I am in the birds that sing,

I am in each lovely thing.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there. I do not die.

When the days are tough, or the nights seem really long,remember this poem….I am praying God will anoint you with comfort and peace. God bless you and I love you all..

Carroll & Diane Cullipher
14 years ago

Miss Barbara, we extend our deepest sympathy to you. I came to know Al at the homebuilders meetings. We know he will be truly missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Thomas J Norvelle
14 years ago

My eyes are filled with tears as I write this. I am truly sorry for your loss. I was very close to Alvin in his youth, as we often double dated and just,as they say in today’s times, Hung Out Together. A couple of years ago, during a school reunion, Alvin and I hung out together for a while and reminisced over the 60’s, and laughed over the things we did. I am blessed to have known Alvin and to have shared his younger years with him. My sincerest

sympathy to you and your family.

Thomas Norvelle